Maria de Jesus, 35, has two legs in casts, deep scrapes on her arms and fresh stitches that run from the back of her head to just above her left eyebrow.
From her bed at Balbuena General Hospital, where she was airlifted after her neighbor’s house crumbled during last week’s earthquake in Mexico City and buried her in rubble, she explained that she was lucky.
“The good thing is it happened to me and not my daughter,” she said Sunday. “But here I am, alive, thank God.”
Five days after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake, some survivors were starting the long healing process in hospitals.
The nationwide death toll was at least 320 as of Sunday. In Mexico City, where at...